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  • Water picture improves for some California towns

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry. In February, the California Department of Public Health listed 17 mostly...

  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east. The...

  • Woman gets prison time in Ohio forced-labor case

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. A federal judge sentenced 22-year-old Ashland resident Dezerah Silsby on...

  • Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee. Prosecutors said Arturo Gallegos Castrellon...

  • UN Yemen envoy says rebel group agrees to talks

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president and Shiite rebels have agreed to discuss the group's disarming. Jamal Benomar told reporters Thursday that the Hawthis agreed to a new initiative by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to promote dialogue...

  • Some rules regarding Northwestern union vote

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    In the wake of a ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that they qualify as employees under federal law, Northwestern football players are voting Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes. Some questions and answers: Q: Who...

  • Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is losing its independence to decide the best way to spend about $40 million in federal dollars to improve how students perform in its public schools, education officials said Thursday. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told state officials he was...

  • Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox voided the measure in a lawsuit over...

  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists....

  • US threatens to pull aid to Haiti over late vote

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. government has warned Haiti that it risks losing aid if it doesn't hold elections that are more than two years overdue. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince said Thursday that none of the money set aside for the Haitian government by the State...

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